Academic Calendar

The Master of Science program runs for 11 months from September to July. Students complete all coursework and capstone research during this period. Please note that the program dates differ from the UCSF academic calendar published by the Office of the Registrar.

2021 Fall Quarter

Wed-Thur, Sept 8-9

MS Program Orientation

Mon, Sept 13

First day of classes

Thur, Nov 11

UCSF holiday (Veteran’s Day)

Wed-Fri, Nov 24-26

UCSF holiday (Thanksgiving)

Fri, Dec 3

Last day of classes

Mon-Fri, Dec 6-11

Final exam week

2022 Winter Quarter

Mon, Jan 3

First day of classes

Mon, Jan 17

UCSF holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Mon, Feb 21

UCSF holiday (Presidents Day)

Thur-Fri, Mar 3-4

Capstone qualifying exams

Fri, Mar 11

Last day of classes

Mon-Fri, Mar 14-18

Spring break

2022 Spring Quarter

Mon, Mar 21

First day of classes

Fri, Mar 25

UCSF holiday (Cesar Chavez Day)

Fri, Apr 22

Last day of classes

Mon-Fri, Apr 25-May 27

First half of capstone period

2022 Summer Quarter

Mon, May 30

UCSF holiday (Memorial Day)

Mon-Fri, May 30-July 4

Second half of capstone period

Mon, June 20

UCSF holiday (Juneteenth)

Mon, July 4

UCSF holiday (Independence Day)

Tue, July 5

First day of classes

Mon-Tue, July 25-26

Capstone comprehensive exams

Thur, July 28

Graduation